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Interesting Facts About Condoms

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1)      Condoms were used in ancient times.  There is historic proof of a man using a condom in a 12,000 to 15,000 year old painting on the wall of a cave in France.


2)      The average condom can hold as much as 1 gallon of liquid.


3)      The Guinness world record for the longest chain of condoms is 3269.46 meters (10,726 ft 6 In), achieved in Romania in 2007.


4)      The Danish word for condom (contraceptive) is Svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel.


5)      The term Scumbag actually means condom.  This term was first coined in the 1960’s and people would refer to their condom as a scumbag!


6)      Wearing two condoms which is called ‘double bagging’ is not good.   When you wear two condoms, they can tear because there is a lot of friction. You should only wear one condom for protection.


7)      Did you know that Condoms keep vaginas healthy? A new study found out that sexually active women who use condoms have healthy bacteria in their body.


8)      Latex condoms protect you from sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. Although they are not 100% safe, they are still required if you want to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases.  Polyurethane and lamb skin condoms can’t protect you from HIV.


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As delivered to me in a Spam email today :)

 

1)      Condoms were used in ancient times.  There is historic proof of a man using a condom in a 12,000 to 15,000 year old painting on the wall of a cave in France.

2)      The average condom can hold as much as 1 gallon of liquid.

3)      The Guinness world record for the longest chain of condoms is 3269.46 meters (10,726 ft 6 In), achieved in Romania in 2007.

4)      The Danish word for condom (contraceptive) is Svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel.

5)      The term Scumbag actually means condom.  This term was first coined in the 1960’s and people would refer to their condom as a scumbag!

6)      Wearing two condoms which is called ‘double bagging’ is not good.   When you wear two condoms, they can tear because there is a lot of friction. You should only wear one condom for protection.

7)      Did you know that Condoms keep vaginas healthy? A new study found out that sexually active women who use condoms have healthy bacteria in their body.

8)      Latex condoms protect you from sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. Although they are not 100% safe, they are still required if you want to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases.  Polyurethane and lamb skin condoms can’t protect you from HIV.

 

According to Google Translate (admittedly not the most reliable source) the Danish for condom is kondom.

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According to Google Translate (admittedly not the most reliable source) the Danish for condom is kondom.

 

A Google search for Svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel links to this page of small amusement;

 

Rubber, johnny, hazmat suit, whatever term you use, you can't deny that there are plenty of names for the 'condom.' But English isn't the only language with a penchant for amusing prophylactic slang.

Here are some of our favourites from around the globe:

1. Germany: 'Naughty bags'

Go into any pharmacy in Germany and request a 'lumelle,' and you'll literally be asking for a naughty bag. Save the blushes and say 'kondom' instead.

2. Denmark: 'Rubberman'

The most common term for a condom here is 'gummimand,' meaning 'rubberman.' The official Danish is 'svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel,’ which is a little more of a mouthful.

3. Nigeria – 'Penis hat'

The Nigerian slang term ‘okpuamu’ or ‘penis hat’ actually has some historical significance. Early rubber condoms used to only cover the glans or ‘head’ of the penis, meaning it did resemble a sort of hat.

4. South Korea – ‘Love and necessity’

South Korean officials have toyed with the idea of replacing the English word for condom with the Korean, ‘ae-pil,’ derived from the Chinese characters for love and necessity. Why? Because they’re sick of fielding complaints from people with identical or similar sounding names. Awkward.

5. Hong Kong – 'Bullet proof vest'

‘Pei dang vi’ or ‘bullet proof vest’ is a common turn of phrase in Hong Kong. It gives a well-deserved nod to the condom’s awesome protecting ability.

6. Hungary – ‘Safety tool’

Hungary acknowledges the safety aspect of the condom in its slang too, with ‘ovsver,’ meaning ‘safety tool.’

7. China – 'Insurance Glove'

Chinese slang also focuses on protection with ‘baoxian.’ In 2005 however, some more political vernacular became popular when Guangzhou Haokian Bio-Science launched two complimentary lines of condoms: Ke-li-tun or “Clinton” and Lai-wen-siji or “Lewinsky.”

8. Portugal – Venus Shirt

Don’t think of doing it in Portugal without first reaching for a ‘camisa de Venus.’ Named after the goddess of love, this is one of the sweeter slang terms out there.

9. English – 'French letter'

It’s thought than this old-fashioned English phrase was coined by a mid-17th Century colonel, wanting to protect his British troops from the decedent, syphilis-ridden French.

10. France – 'English cap'

Another hint at national tensions, ‘La capote anglaise,’ or ‘English cap’ used to be a popular method of protection against, ‘la maladie anglaise,‘ or ‘the English disease’ (i.e. Syphillis).

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A Google search for Svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel links to this page of small amusement;

 

Rubber, johnny, hazmat suit, whatever term you use, you can't deny that there are plenty of names for the 'condom.' But English isn't the only language with a penchant for amusing prophylactic slang.

Here are some of our favourites from around the globe:

1. Germany: 'Naughty bags'

Go into any pharmacy in Germany and request a 'lumelle,' and you'll literally be asking for a naughty bag. Save the blushes and say 'kondom' instead.

2. Denmark: 'Rubberman'

The most common term for a condom here is 'gummimand,' meaning 'rubberman.' The official Danish is 'svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel,’ which is a little more of a mouthful.

3. Nigeria – 'Penis hat'

The Nigerian slang term ‘okpuamu’ or ‘penis hat’ actually has some historical significance. Early rubber condoms used to only cover the glans or ‘head’ of the penis, meaning it did resemble a sort of hat.

4. South Korea – ‘Love and necessity’

South Korean officials have toyed with the idea of replacing the English word for condom with the Korean, ‘ae-pil,’ derived from the Chinese characters for love and necessity. Why? Because they’re sick of fielding complaints from people with identical or similar sounding names. Awkward.

5. Hong Kong – 'Bullet proof vest'

‘Pei dang vi’ or ‘bullet proof vest’ is a common turn of phrase in Hong Kong. It gives a well-deserved nod to the condom’s awesome protecting ability.

6. Hungary – ‘Safety tool’

Hungary acknowledges the safety aspect of the condom in its slang too, with ‘ovsver,’ meaning ‘safety tool.’

7. China – 'Insurance Glove'

Chinese slang also focuses on protection with ‘baoxian.’ In 2005 however, some more political vernacular became popular when Guangzhou Haokian Bio-Science launched two complimentary lines of condoms: Ke-li-tun or “Clinton” and Lai-wen-siji or “Lewinsky.”

8. Portugal – Venus Shirt

Don’t think of doing it in Portugal without first reaching for a ‘camisa de Venus.’ Named after the goddess of love, this is one of the sweeter slang terms out there.

9. English – 'French letter'

It’s thought than this old-fashioned English phrase was coined by a mid-17th Century colonel, wanting to protect his British troops from the decedent, syphilis-ridden French.

10. France – 'English cap'

Another hint at national tensions, ‘La capote anglaise,’ or ‘English cap’ used to be a popular method of protection against, ‘la maladie anglaise,‘ or ‘the English disease’ (i.e. Syphillis).

I'll get my frakke.

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Also they make good water bombs. I should know because I was hit by one at school a long time ago.

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